County U14 Boys' Cup Final 2024

New Referee Course Dates Announced For Summer 2024

Here's all the details for the highly-anticipated, upcoming Referee Courses this Summer

We're thrilled to announce the highly-anticipated dates for new FA Referee Courses in Lincolnshire for people aged 14 and over who want to referee mini soccer, 9 v 9 and/or 11 v 11 football.

The FA Referee Course is designed to equip new referees with the key skills and knowledge they will need to be able to referee grassroots football matches safely and effectively. FreshLinc County Senior Trophy 2024

The course comprises online learning on the Laws of the Game and face to face training. You must complete the online learning before attending the face-to-face training. You will also need to complete online safeguarding training before attending the face-to-face training.

There is 11 hours of face-to-face training (normally one evening, followed by a full day), which mixes training room work with practical activity on a pitch. Key messages from the online learning are reinforced throughout.

The all-important dates are below:

Zeeco Stadium, Stamford

Address: Zeeco Stadium, Stamford AFC, Ryhall Road, Stamford, PE9 1US

Dates: Thursday 18th July 2024 (6pm to 9pm) & Sunday 21st July 2024 (9am to 5pm)

Price: £110 

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Frederick Gough School, Scunthorpe

Address: Frederick Gough School, Grange Lane, Scunthorpe, DN16 3NG

Dates: Thursday 8th August 2024 (6pm to 9pm) & Sunday 11th August 2024 (9am to 5pm)

Price: £110

Book Your Place Here

You will need to attend both face-to-face training sessions.

There is a one-time charge for the course of £110.

Watch this space for further dates in the next few days!

Course Content

Online Learning

The online learning has five sections (modules) and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. There are lots of videos to demonstrate how the Laws should be applied, activities to help reinforce the important points and, at the end of each module, there are some questions to test what you’ve learned.  Net World Sports County U12 Boys' Final

The online learning can be accessed at HERE 

If you are under the age of 16, you might find the information at the refereeing help centre useful when logging in.

Module 1 – Before the Match
Module 2 – Signals and Communication
Module 3 – ‘Getting it Right’
Module 4 – Offside
Module 5 – Managing Restarts and Set-Pieces

Face to Face Training

There is 11 hours of face-to-face training (normally one evening, followed by a full day), which mixes training room work with practical activity on a pitch. Key messages from the online learning are reinforced throughout.  The training room work includes:

• Fun, interactive quizzes
• How to establish rapport and build relationships with players and coaches
• Recognising and dealing with foul challenges and handball
• Managing offside
• Dealing with inappropriate behaviour
• Managing players

On the pitch, you will have the opportunity to turn your knowledge into skills through refereeing game-based scenarios. You will practice:

• Communicating decisions
• Cautioning and sending off techniques
• Managing the kick off, free kicks, penalty kicks, corner kicks and throw-ins
• Positioning in open play and at restarts
• Being an assistant referee

Qualifying As A RefereeCounty U14 Boys' Cup Final 2024

To qualify as a referee, you must also referee five games after you have attended the face-to-face training. You will then receive a certificate and an FA Referee badge.

You be supported through those five games by your County Football Association (CFA). As you continue your refereeing career, you will then be able to access further training opportunities, both online and face to face. 

 

For more information or for any queries, please contact Lincolnshire FA's Referee Development Manager, Michael Brader, on Michael.Brader@lincolnshirefa.com.

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